Jayapura, Jubi – The Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (UMKM) still dominates businesses in Papua together with non-agricultural companies. The number reaches 97.93 percent or as many as 150,122 out of 153,296 businesses.
While large scale enterprises business (UMB) is only 2.07 percent or about 31,174 businesses.
This is explained explained in 2016 Papua Economic Census by Statistic Bureau (BPS) Head, Simon Sapari during a press conference at Papua BPS office, Wednesday (May 24).
The census held by BPS every 10 years and took place in May-June 2016, recorded an increase in business in Papua by 34.43 percent or 153,296 from 2006 which was 114,035 businesses.
Sapari said that the distribution of business/company based on indigenous territory in Papua generally shows that most of the businesses/enterprises (31.13 percent) are in Mamta customary territory with 47,721, and Saireri with percentage of 22.19 percent.
The census also noted that 190,031 or 39.13 percent labor force are absorbed in large and retail trade businesses. While 31.42 percent of workforce in Papua absorbed in 11 categories of other business fields, such as food and beverage business (10.42 percent), construction (9.70 percent), and education (9.31 percent). (*)